Manchester to Tunbridge Wells by train

  • First train
    05:05
  • Last train
    20:15
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 38m
  • Distance
    312 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    37
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 56m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Manchester to Tunbridge Wells by train

Fast trains from Manchester to Tunbridge Wells take around 3 hours and 38 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 312 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Tunbridge Wells.

1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Tunbridge Wells?

Journeys between Manchester and Tunbridge Wells usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Manchester to Tunbridge Wells every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 30 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Tunbridge Wells?

The Manchester to Tunbridge Wells train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 38 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Manchester to Tunbridge Wells train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Tunbridge Wells is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 20:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 20:35.

When to book Manchester to Tunbridge Wells train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Manchester to Tunbridge Wells by train.

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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Tunbridge Wells?

More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Tunbridge Wells, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Avanti West Coast
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • UK Rail Connections
  • Virgin Trains

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.